|Offense||6th||120.1 (6th)||253.2 (13th)|
|Defense||26th||117.6 (23rd)||257.5 (24th)|
|58||Adams, Tyrell||LB||6-2||228||4/11/1992||2||West Georgia|
|74||Alexander, Vadal||T||6-5||326||3/23/1994||2||Louisiana State|
|29||Amerson, David||CB||6-1||205||12/8/1991||5||North Carolina State|
|96||Autry, Denico||DE||6-5||270||7/15/1990||4||Mississippi State|
|Bean, Jimmy||DE||6-5||251||11/8/1993||1||Oklahoma State|
|80||Brent, K.J.||WR||6-3||207||8/6/1993||1||Wake Forest|
|91||Calhoun, Shilique||LB||6-5||251||3/20/1992||2||Michigan State|
|4||Carr, Derek||QB||6-3||215||3/28/1991||4||Fresno State|
|38||Carrie, T.J.||SS||6-0||205||7/28/1990||4||Ohio U.|
|Cook, Jared||TE||6-5||254||4/7/1987||9||South Carolina|
|8||Cook, Connor||QB||6-4||217||1/29/1993||2||Michigan State|
|47||Cowser, James||DE||6-3||247||9/13/1990||2||Southern Utah|
|15||Crabtree, Michael||WR||6-1||215||9/14/1987||9||Texas Tech|
|40||Durden, Kenneth||DB||6-1||182||5/16/1992||1||Youngstown State|
|Edwards, Mario||DE||6-3||280||1/25/1994||3||Florida State|
|30||Edwards, SaQwan||DB||6-0||200||5/13/1992||2||New Mexico|
|78||Ellis, Justin||DT||6-2||335||12/27/1990||4||Louisiana Tech|
|76||Feliciano, Jon||G||6-4||325||2/10/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|32||Hamilton, Antonio||DB||6-0||188||1/24/1993||2||South Carolina State|
|77||Howard, Austin||T||6-7||330||3/22/1987||8||Northern Iowa|
|61||Hudson, Rodney||C||6-2||300||7/12/1989||7||Florida State|
|51||Irvin, Bruce||OLB||6-3||250||11/1/1987||6||West Virginia|
|66||Jackson, Gabe||G||6-3||335||7/12/1991||4||Mississippi State|
|98||Jackson, Branden||DE||6-4||268||11/11/1992||1||Texas Tech|
|57||James, Cory||MLB||6-1||229||5/22/1993||2||Colorado State|
|11||Janikowski, Sebastian||K||6-1||265||3/2/1978||18||Florida State|
|22||Jones, Taiwan||RB||6-0||195||7/26/1988||7||Eastern Washington|
|42||Joseph, Karl||SS||5-10||207||9/8/1993||2||West Virginia|
|7||King, Marquette||P||6-0||195||10/26/1988||6||Fort Valley State|
|Manuel, EJ||QB||6-4||237||3/19/1990||5||Florida State|
|14||McGloin, Matt (FA)||QB||6-1||210||12/2/1989||5||Penn State|
|Mulumba, Andy||LB||6-3||260||1/31/1990||3||Eastern Michigan|
|Newhouse, Marshall||G||6-4||328||9/29/1988||8||Texas Christian|
|49||Olawale, Jamize||FB||6-1||240||4/17/1989||5||North Texas|
|67||Omoile, Oni||G||6-2||310||6/24/1993||1||Iowa State|
|70||Osemele, Kelechi||G||6-5||330||6/24/1989||6||Iowa State|
|72||Penn, Donald||T||6-4||315||4/27/1983||12||Utah State|
|30||Richard, Jalen||RB||5-8||207||10/15/1993||2||Southern Mississippi|
|54||Riley, Perry (FA)||MLB||6-0||240||5/3/1988||8||Louisiana State|
|10||Roberts, Seth||WR||6-2||195||2/22/1991||3||West Alabama|
|Silberman, Ian||T||6-5||306||10/10/1992||2||Boston College|
|88||Walford, Clive||TE||6-4||250||10/1/1991||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Washington, DeAndre||RB||5-8||204||2/22/1993||2||Texas Tech|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
So far during organized team activities, Hudson has impressed his coaches and teammates, per CSNbayarea.com.
“Rodney’s done a terrific job. He’s been more than what we anticipated,” offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said. “He has better movement than I think we expected from our film study and from watching from the other sideline. He’s done a great job of pulling. Guards and tackles pull a bunch in our system, but the center needs to at times, and he’s able to do that.”
Hudson, a second-round pick in 2011, has instilled confidence in his teammates by how he's performed throughout practice thus far.
Watching him out here, I am like, ‘Oh, you’re worth every penny you got.’ He is a very good penny, so I am looking forward to it," left tackle Donald Penn said. "He is going to man that middle and we’re going to follow his lead.”
Smith suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 and was later placed on injured reserve. He is arguably the Raiders' best blocking tight end and provides a boost to the running game when healthy. On the other hand, Smith amassed only six catches in four games before being injured, a sign that he is not a fantasy producer in Oakland's high-powered offense.
With Latavius Murray departing for Minnesota in free agency, there may be some thought that the Raiders are willing to let Richard and Washington handle the backfield. While it's still possible that's the case, the team probably prefers to add a bigger back through free agency or the draft. Adrian Peterson's name has been frequently mentioned, but the team might also consider a player along the lines of LeGarrette Blount, Tim Hightower or DeAngelo Williams. Richard and Washington were both efficient with their limited touches as rookies, but they struggled when asked to handle more work in Murray's absence.
Edwards was a late addition to Oakland's injury report Saturday. He played through illness in Week 17 and he'll do so once again after practicing fully throughout the week. He may be limited slightly but, since he's little more than a depth pass rusher, his limitations shouldn't impact the defense greatly.
The specifics of Mack's back injury weren't revealed, but it doesn't sound as if it will hold him down for long. Look for the reigning Defensive Player of the Year to be ready to go for the start of offseason workouts in April.
Ward didn't produce much at Illinois, but his rawness is largely explained by inexperience, and the presumption is that he has considerable upside thanks to unusual athleticism for a player with such a big build. At 6-foot-5, 297 pounds, Ward is an enormous figure, but he showed standout quickness and explosiveness at the Combine by logging a 7.38-second three-cone drill and 111-inch broad jump at the Combine.
Tartt was selected in the second round out of Samford, where he amassed 277 tackles with six interceptions in his college career. Davis was selected in the fourth round and rushed for 2,440 yards and 22 touchdowns on 454 carries in his college career.
Calhoun hadn't played since Week 11 versus the Texans due to an issue with one of his knees. He went under the knife this week to fix whatever's been bothering him and will hope to be back in time for the start of start of the 2017 campaign.
Per the report, the first year of the the soon-to-be 30-year-old's deal is fully guaranteed. Cook, who caught 30 passes (on 51 targets) for 377 yards and a TD in 10 games for the Packers in 2016, figures to have an opportunity to supplant Clive Walford as the Raiders' top pass-catching option at tight end. In any case, he'll provide QB Derek Carr with another weapon on offense to work in tandem with top wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.
Jones returned kicks for the Raiders in six games throughout the season, but never became involved in their offense. Rookie running backs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard provided a spark behind Latavius Murray, leaving little opportunity for Jones. He has one year remaining on his contract with Oakland before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
Cook was in a tough spot, making his first career NFL start against the league's top-ranked defense, which led to predictable results. Oakland had just 203 yards of total offense and failed on 14 of 16 third-down attempts. The rookie was able to string together one good drive, but he missed targets all day and was hurt by some drops. The Raiders offense, so productive all season with Derek Carr steering, scored just 20 points in two games without him.
Holmes spent his first season in the league mostly on the practice squad and then wound up on injured-reserve last year due to an ankle injury he suffered in training camp. Once healthy, the tight end will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster for the upcoming season.
Smith played through his shoulder injury late in the 2016 season but it turned out he was unable to make a full recovery without surgery. He's expected to be healthy and able to participate by the time offseason practices begin.
Brown, Chekwa and Moore had all been ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Carrie and Watson entered the contest listed as questionable. Carrie is dealing with an ankle injury. Watson has foot and ankle issues. Bergstrom and McGee are healthy scratches.
Crabtree led the Raiders in catches, targets and receiving touchdowns -- placing in the top 10 league-wide in the latter two categories -- despite playing opposite Amari Cooper, who blossomed into a Pro Bowler in his second season. In fact, 2016 marked the second time in eight seasons that Crabtree topped the 1,000-yard mark. Overall, his final numbers were strikingly similar to those from his first season in Oakland, when Crabtree posted a 85/922/9 line last year. That evidences the veteran's consistent role in a passing game that's emerged as one of the league's best behind quarterback Derek Carr, but Crabtree could improve his stock further by dropping fewer balls next season. Although he suffered a concussion in the Raiders' playoff loss Saturday, Crabtree figures to make a full recovery over the offseason, which he now enters having not missed a single regular season game over the past three years.
The 26-year-old spent his firs three season in Green Bay. He projected to backup Dee Ford at the left outside linebacker position while Justin Houston is sidelined, so this cut is somewhat surprising. Dadi Nicolas now appears to have assumed that role
Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming months. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence for the Raiders' defense, while defensive end Khalil Mack was recently named 2016's defensive player of the year.
McGill will avoid missing his first game of the season despite being limited in practice throughout the week due to an abdomen injury. He'll serve as Karl Joseph's backup at strong safety.
Ellis was presented with many opportunities to stop the Saints' rushing attack, as they ran the ball just 22 times throughout the entire game. He should have a bigger role Week 2 against running back Devonta Freeman and the Falcons.
With Latavius Murray officially out of the picture, Washington and Richard -- both rookies last season -- are left atop the Oakland depth chart in some order. While both players easily topped five yards per carry last season, they struggled when an injury to Murray forced them into larger roles. Luckily for the Raiders, there are still some interesting power backs available in free agency, not to mention the upcoming draft. If the team surprisingly decides not to make any notable additions, Washington and Richard likely would battle for the starting job in training camp. The more likely scenario is a committee backfield featuring Washington, Richard and an offseason addition.
Carr broke the fibula in his right leg during a Week 16 game against the Colts on Christmas Eve last season and was initially slapped with a six-to-eight week timetable for recovery. However, that was the minimum requirement for healing and, according to Dr. Nick Grosso via the Bay Area News Group, Carr would need an additional four to six weeks before he'd be able to play football again. The Raiders begin offseason workouts on April 17th, which aligns almost perfectly with the back end of that timeline. Thus, by all accounts, it appears Carr's recovery couldn't have gone much better than it has so far and the fourth-year quarterback will be ready to begin preparations for the 2017 campaign with the rest of the team when voluntary practices commence next month.
Perfectly coinciding with Derek Carr's (broken leg) absence, Janikowski didn't attempt a field goal in any of the Raiders' last three games as the offense simply couldn't move the ball on a consistent basis. Despite this sudden dropoff in usage, Janikowski still finished the 2016 campaign with the 10th-most field goals in the league and could make for an attractive fantasy option on an up-and-coming Oakland squad in 2017.
Despite being limited in practice throughout the week due to a hamstring issue, Riley will suit up for Saturday's tilt. Riley, a middle linebacker, has just two games with more than five tackles this season.
Throughout 16 games during the regular season, Williams recorded a career-low 17 tackles to go along with 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed. He has two years remaining on his contract with Oakland, and will look to improve upon a disappointing season in 2017.
Jenkins had just 29 tackles and one pass defensed with the Dolphins in 2016 while also missing seven games due to a knee injury. When healthy, he's a starting caliber linebacker, and he's expected to compete with Tyrell Adams for the Raiders starting weakside linebacker position in 2017.
Holton was also handed a rushing attempt, but he failed to gain a single yard. He finishes the 2016 regular season with just two receptions on three targets for 34 yards in 15 games. He also rushed for 43 yards on six carries to go along with a lost fumble. It was a bit of an uneventful rookie season for Holton, but he has two years left on his contract with the Raiders so he'll look to prove his worth down the road.
The Raiders didn't have the services of their 2016 first-rounder for the final four outings of the regular season due to an injured left big toe. After turning in limited showings in practice this week, Joseph will return for the first time since Week 13 as the starting strong safety, from which he racked up 60 tackles (44 solo), one interception, and one fumble recovery prior to the recent respite.
Penn missed the Raiders wild-card playoff loss to Houston due to his small knee fracture and it appears he has yet to recover. Though it's preventing Penn from participating in the Pro Bowl, his knee injury isn't expected to linger into offseason practices.
Helfet appeared in 25 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015 but was waived after fracturing his foot in training camp last summer. With Mychal Rivera set to hit free agency, Helfet appears to have a wide-open shot to secure the Raiders' No. 3 tight end slot in advance of the 2017 campaign.
James was limited in practice all week but isn't expected to be limited on Thursday. He'll start at linebacker alongside Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith once again.
Two of Autry's three tackles were for a loss of yards in Week 15, and he now has two sacks throughout the Raiders' past three games. His IDP value remains limited, but he's sure been a surprising boost for the Raiders' defensive unit as of late.
Edwards was placed on IR after clearing waivers back in August. He had joined Oakland as an undrafted rookie in 2016 and he'll look to stay healthy and make the roster as a depth secondary and special teams player in 2017.
Howard played through his shoulder since suffering it during training camp. He's expected to be recovered in time for offseason practices.
Heeney is coming up on 13 weeks since having surgery and is about three weeks from being able to do contact work. He recorded 15 tackles in only four games for the Raiders in 2016, so his return to action should give a boost to Oakland's front seven.
Osemele was considered to be on the probable side of questionable and it would've been surprising had he been ruled out. He'll take on his usual role starting at guard as the Raiders look to protect rookie quarterback Connor Cook, who'll be making his first career start.
Compared to last year's o-line, only two players are back but even those guys have switched positions and shifted along the line. Justin Pugh has gone from right tackle to left guard and Weston Richburg shifted from left guard to center.
Will Beatty, who was a mainstay at left tackle last season, will miss five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Beatty's injury has paved the way for rookie Ereck Flowers to step in at the left tackle position.
Quaterback Eli Manning is still adjusting to all the moving pieces in front of him.
"Obviously, having a new center can be an adjustment," Manning said. "But (Weston) Richburg was here last year and I got snaps with him last year, so that hasn't been a big deal. Anytime you have a rookie at left tackle, it can be an adjustment."
O'Malley was seeing limited action behind Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera before being released.
King's solid play throughout the season also earned him second team All-Pro honors by the Associated Press, CSNBayArea.com reports. Having signed a five-year extension with Oakland in February of 2016, King is slated to remain with the Raiders through 2020.
Locked in as Oakland's top playmaker, Cooper could benefit from playing alongside a receiver with the speed to stretch defenses downfield. Michael Crabtree and slot man Seth Roberts were excellent running partners the past two seasons, but neither has the deep speed to scare opposing safeties. Even if he's only a part-time player on offense -- which seems likely -- Patterson could open things up a bit for Cooper, Crabtree and Roberts on short and intermediate routes. Cooper skipped the Pro Bowl with an undisclosed injury, but there's been nothing to suggest he's still hampered as he prepares for what should be a big third season in the NFL.
Walford fared better than most of his teammates with rookie Connor Cook under center (considering he racked up the fourth-most receiving yards on the team despite seeing just the seventh-most targets), but was still out-gained by No. 2 tight end Mychal Rivera. However, with Rivera set to hit the open market in the offseason, Walford could find himself in position to handle the bulk of the Raiders' receiving responsibilities from the tight end position in 2017.
McGloin finished the 2016 season with eight completions on 15 pass attempts for 50 yards and no interceptions or touchdowns in three games. McGloin's shoulder injury didn't allow for him to get the start at quarterback in the Raiders' brief playoff stint, but he figures to be fine moving forward into the offseason. He's set to test the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
The contract suggests Manuel may be released if he doesn't beat out 2016 fourth-round selection Connor Cook in a battle for the No. 2 quarterback job. Starting signal-caller Derek Carr (broken fibula) is believed to be on schedule or even slightly ahead in his rehab process.
Irvin and fellow pass-rusher Khalil Mack were unable to get to the quarterback in what turns out to be the Raiders' lone playoff tilt. The 29-year-old veteran has three years remaining on his contract with Oakland, so he'll look to start for the Raiders at outside linebacker again in 2017.
The 2013 first-round selection also expects to have a big role in the return game, which is where he really shined during his four-year tenure with the Vikings. Patterson did regain some offensive relevance last season after catching only two passes in 2015, but he's yet to reach 500 receiving yards in a campaign. He may have to settle for another limited offensive role in Oakland, where Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts formed a highly effective wideout trio the past two seasons. Patterson might get a shot to push Roberts for the No. 3 role, but the incumbent would probably have the edge in such a competition. While Patterson's two-year contract does include $5 million guaranteed, it can be voided after the first season, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Ball was placed on IR after clearing waivers back in August. He's now ended his first two years in the league on IR and he'll be looking to stay healthy and make an impact for the Raiders in 2017.
Exclusive rights free agents can't negotiate with other teams and must sign the tendered contract or else sit out the season. Roberts thus figures to reprise his role as Oakland's slot receiver in three-wide formations, after catching 70 passes for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He's an important part of the offense, though clearly third fiddle behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.